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My name is Jesse Pentecost.

I play tennis, I like tennis, I write about tennis. I live in Melbourne, Australia, which helps.

A Deflating Innovation

A Deflating Innovation

Miami Masters 1000, Final (2) Djokovic d. (1) Nadal, 6/3 6/3 Novak Djokovic today won the Miami Masters for the fourth time, a mere two weeks after winning Indian Wells, thus re-establishing his pre-eminence on hardcourts just in time for ...

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One Hope Too Many

One Hope Too Many

Indian Wells Masters 1000, Final (2) Djokovic d. (7) Federer, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) Novak Djokovic has won the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, embedding himself even more firmly in that group of men who are able to generate endless copy thanks ...

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So Many Yangs

So Many Yangs

Marseilles, Final (3) Gulbis d. (2) Tsonga, 7-6(5), 6-4 It is a strange quirk that Ernests Gulbis, that least reliable of professional tennis players, somehow boasts a perfect record in tour finals, a record he kept intact today in Marseille. ...

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Speechless Saying That

Speechless Saying That

Australian Open, Final (8) Wawrinka d. (1) Nadal, 6/3 6/2 3/6 6/3 Stanislas Wawrinka has won the 2014 Australian Open, thereby proving wrong those who’d maintained he couldn’t, a group in which he himself was often prominent. At a single ...

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An Emotional Feeling

An Emotional Feeling

Australian Open, Semifinal (1) Nadal d. (6) Federer, 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3 The Australian Open provides those of us who otherwise avoid commercial television with plenty of excellent reasons not to alter our viewing habits for the rest of the year. ...

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Australian Open, Quarterfinals (8) Wawrinka d. (2) Djokovic, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 It presumably surprised no one when Channel 7’s hype-department went into overdrive at the prospect of another blockbuster match between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka. As with ...

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Ongoing Commitments

Ongoing Commitments

As intimated earlier in the week, one of the more fascinating battles going on this week has been waged not between players, but between the media and the English language. This has entailed an exhaustive quest for original ways to ...

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Magical Moments

Magical Moments

Kooyong, Day One Australian Open Qualifying, Day One ‘Thompson is once again on the precipice of a magical moment in Australian tennis.’ Australian Jordan Thompson twice came within a point of defeating Richard Gasquet at Kooyong’s AAMI Classic today, a ...

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Small Height Situation

Small Height Situation

“We’ve talked about Darcis and his small height situation.” There were many issues facing Steve Darcis in the first round of this year’s Wimbledon, though his small height situation was among the least of them. A more looming concern was ...

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An Effect So Poetic

An Effect So Poetic

Davis Cup, Final Until last year the tiny proportion of the Czech Republic concentrated in its Davis Cup team had not won the Davis Cup since 1980. They’ve now won it for the second year in a row, by fielding ...

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